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DARPA seeks technologies to improve infantry effectiveness against unseen, unconventional enemy

DARPA seeks technologies to improve infantry effectiveness against unseen, unconventional enemy

ARLINGTON, Va., 26 Feb. 2015. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to find news ways to make small units of infantry warfighters more effectively and deadly using existing infantry weapons and unmanned systems.

DARPA approaches industry for unmanned sensors to monitor Arctic land, sea, and air traffic

DARPA approaches industry for unmanned sensors to monitor Arctic land, sea, and air traffic

ARLINGTON, Va., 25 Feb. 2015. U.S. military researchers are asking industry to develop unmanned sensors able to operate in harsh environments to monitor surface, aircraft, and submarine traffic above the Arctic Circle.

Boeing moves forward with project to upgrade strategic communications on airborne command post

Boeing moves forward with project to upgrade strategic communications on airborne command post

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla., 23 Feb. 2015. Military strategic communications experts at the Boeing Co. are moving forward on a major project to upgrade a low-frequency communications designed to connect U.S. command authorities with submerged ballistic missile submarines in times of national emergency.

Air Force approaches industry for affordable munition seeker front-end for air-defense weapon

Air Force approaches industry for affordable munition seeker front-end for air-defense weapon

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla., 12 Feb. 2015. U.S. Air Force airborne weapons experts are reaching out to industry for help in developing an affordable guidance system for a future air-to-air munition designed for aircraft self-defense.

Sabtech changes name to IXI Technology to reflect focus on military and industrial networking

Sabtech changes name to IXI Technology to reflect focus on military and industrial networking

YORBA LINDA, Calif., 11 Feb. 2015. Executives of Sabtech Industries in Yorba Linda, Calif., a specialist in the Naval Tactical Data System (NTDS) and other military networking, are changing their company's name to IXI Technology to reflect a strategic approach to advanced technology and a focus on new industrial markets.

Navy looks to Imagine One to embed data mining and decision support in CANES shipboard networking

Navy looks to Imagine One to embed data mining and decision support in CANES shipboard networking

SAN DIEGO, 10 Feb. 2015. U.S. Navy shipboard networking experts are trying to embed intelligent data mining and smart decision support capability in a next-generation shipboard tactical communications system called Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES).

Officials of the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) in San Diego are looking to Imagine One Technology & Management Ltd. in Colonial Beach, Va., to provide this kind of capability in future installations of the CANES shipboard tactical network.

Lockheed Martin Space Systems chooses Marvin's GENASYS test equipment for satellite electronics

Lockheed Martin Space Systems chooses Marvin's GENASYS test equipment for satellite electronics

IRVINE, Calif., 10 Feb. 2015. Engineers at the Lockheed Martin Corp. Space Systems segment in Denver needed performance-testing equipment for high-reliability space electronics designs. They found their solution from Marvin Test Solutions Inc. in Irvine, Calif.

360-Watt wide-input power supplies for COTS military applications introduced by Calex

360-Watt wide-input power supplies for COTS military applications introduced by Calex

CONCORD, Calif., 10 Feb. 2015. Calex Mfg. Co. Inc. in Concord Calif., is introducing the MTW series of power supplies for 28-volt COTS military applications, as well as for 12 and 24-volt battery powered applications.

NAVIGATION AND GUIDANCE: Airbus chooses Northrop Grumman navigation units for helicopter guidance

Avionics designers at Airbus Helicopters in Marignane, France, needed an attitude and heading reference system (AHRS) for several different kinds of helicopters.

Custom MMIC offers nonreflective switch

Custom MMIC in Westford, Mass., is introducing the CMD203 DC-20 GHz SP4T nonreflective switch in die form for microwave radio and VSAT, test instrumentation, and military end-use.

SRI, Northrop, and Draper to safeguard military from counterfeit electronics

Three U.S. research companies have been selected for a U.S. military research program to develop new technologies to safeguard the U.S. military electronics supply chain from substandard used and counterfeit electronics.

DARPA N-ZERO program seeks to reduce or eliminate need for standby power on unattended sensors

DARPA N-ZERO program seeks to reduce or eliminate need for standby power on unattended sensors

ARLINGTON, Va., 9 Feb. 2015. U.S. government researchers are asking industry to find ways of boosting the energy efficiency of unattended sensors by reducing or eliminating the standby power that these sensors consume while waiting for signatures of interest.

Arbitrary waveform output board for embedded military applications introduced by Access I/O

Arbitrary waveform output board for embedded military applications introduced by Access I/O

SAN DIEGO, 9 Feb. 2015. Access I/O Products Inc. in San Diego is introducing the USB-AO-ARB1 USB high-speed arbitrary waveform output board for embedded military and mission-critical applications, cyber security, stimulus-response, test, simulation, industrial equipment control, waveform/audio synthesis, advanced substance scanning and detection, medical imaging, manufacturing test, and process monitoring.

Grier Forensics helps law enforcement, military cyber security speed analysis of captured hard disks

Grier Forensics helps law enforcement, military cyber security speed analysis of captured hard disks

WASHINGTON, 6 Feb. 2015. Cyber security experts at the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in Washington needed advanced search technologies to reduce the time it takes law-enforcement investigators to catalog and search impounded computer hard drives. They found their solution from Grier Forensics in Baltimore.

Low-noise amplifier (LNA) for military and space applications introduced by Custom MMIC

Low-noise amplifier (LNA) for military and space applications introduced by Custom MMIC

WESTFORD, Mass., 6 Feb. 2015. Custom MMIC in Westford, Mass., is introducing the CMD163 low-noise amplifier (LNA) for military and space applications, as well as point-to-point and point-to-multipoint communication systems where small die size and high linearity are needed.

F-35 fighter, P-8A patrol jet, KC-46 tanker are big winners in 2016 DOD budget proposal

F-35 fighter, P-8A patrol jet, KC-46 tanker are big winners in 2016 DOD budget proposal

WASHINGTON, 4 Feb. 2015. The U.S. military's F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter (JSF) -- one of the nation's costliest defense programs -- leads efforts by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) to upgrade and build new military aircraft in the Pentagon's fiscal 2016 budget request, submitted this week.

Rugged display computer for video capture, processing, and transmission introduced by GE

Rugged display computer for video capture, processing, and transmission introduced by GE

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., 4 Feb. 2015. GE Intelligent Platforms in Huntsville, Ala., is introducing the high performance DAQMAG2A rugged display computer for video capture, processing, and transmission applications with several inputs and outputs.

Pentagon plans to increase spending for cyber security activities by $400 million next year

Pentagon plans to increase spending for cyber security activities by $400 million next year

WASHINGTON, 3 Feb. 2015. Leaders of the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) plan to boost their budget for cyber security technology and operations next year by $400 million to support increased defensive and offensive cyberspace capabilities and build the nation's cyber warfare and cyber security forces.

Pentagon's proposed 2016 budget would increase military spending by $38.2 billion next year

Pentagon's proposed 2016 budget would increase military spending by $38.2 billion next year

WASHINGTON, 3 Feb. 2015. The Pentagon's proposed budget for federal fiscal year 2016 calls for a $38.2 billion increase in defense spending over this year's levels, which represents a bright spot after years of military budget reductions and sequestration.

Lockheed Martin to provide Navy eCASS combat aircraft avionics test equipment in $78.5 million deal

Lockheed Martin to provide Navy eCASS combat aircraft avionics test equipment in $78.5 million deal

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J., 2 Feb. 2015. Test and measurement experts at Lockheed Martin Corp. will provide the U.S. Navy with advanced combat avionics test equipment under terms of a $78.5 million contract modification announced Friday.

Army considers deploying Lockheed Martin missile designed to shoot down rockets and artillery

Army considers deploying Lockheed Martin missile designed to shoot down rockets and artillery

REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 2 Feb. 2015. U.S. Army leaders are ready to deploy hit-to-kill missile technology developed by Lockheed Martin Corp. to destroy incoming rocket, artillery, and mortar rounds before they can do damage to U.S. and allied military forces. This technology could be with fighting forces within the next five years.

Navy reaching out to industry for expertise in bistatic sonobuoys for wide-area airborne ASW

Navy reaching out to industry for expertise in bistatic sonobuoys for wide-area airborne ASW

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 29 Jan. 2015. U.S. Navy anti-submarine warfare (ASW) experts are moving forward with a program to develop wide-area airborne search capability to detect and track enemy submarines using deployed patterns of bistatic sonobuoys.

Hyperspectral imaging sensors from Ball Aerospace chosen for advanced weather-forecasting satellites

Hyperspectral imaging sensors from Ball Aerospace chosen for advanced weather-forecasting satellites

OGDEN, Utah, 29 Jan. 2015. Weather satellite experts at Tempus Global Data in Ogden, Utah, needed hyperspectral sensors to be placed in geosynchronous Earth orbit for detailed weather observations. They found their solution from Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. in Broomfield, Colo.

Intelligence researchers get ready for CAUSE cyber security program to forecast cyber attacks

Intelligence researchers get ready for CAUSE cyber security program to forecast cyber attacks

WASHINGTON, 28 Jan. 2015. U.S. intelligence experts are ready to kick off a program to find ways of forecasting cyber warfare attacks and other cyber security issues to assist cyber defenders with the earliest possible modes of detection.

EMI receiver for facility EMC compliance testing per MIL-STD-461 and CISPR 16-1-1 introduced by Keysight

EMI receiver for facility EMC compliance testing per MIL-STD-461 and CISPR 16-1-1 introduced by Keysight

SANTA ROSA, Calif., 28 Jan. 2015. Keysight Technologies Inc. in Santa Rosa, Calif., is introducing the N9038A MXE EMI receiver for facility electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) compliance testing that does not require measurements at higher frequencies. The N9038A MXE EMI receiver is available with a frequency range of 20 Hz to 3.6 GHz.

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February 2015
Volume 26, Issue 2
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